What Kind of Insulation Should You Choose?

Posted: September 25th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »
 

For new construction, foam insulation is an ideal choice, but in existing homes insulating the underside of the roof's decking with blanket insulation can be a better value.

The existing attic insulation should be removed and a heating/cooling duct should be installed to control and condition the attic space if one does not exist already. There is no out-gassing of the expanding foam insulation.

The R-rating is the resistance to thermal transfer, and the higher the R-rating the better, but the insulation should never touch the underside of the roof's decking. A baffle should be installed between the rafters where the roof's decking is close to the attic's floor to provide airflow from the home's soffit vents and to prevent contact between the blown-in insulation and the decking.
 
If you choose foam insulation, there is no need for the baffles because all of the decking would be covered.

Custom Insulation recommends you get a few bids to compare; making sure each contractor is licensed and insured. Before hiring a contractor, contact your local Better Business Bureau for information on the contractor's business -- and always get references from the contractor and contact his customers to see if they were satisfied with the work.

Contact Custom Insulation for a quote on insulating your home.

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Air Duct Insulation Improves Home Heating Efficiency

Posted: September 18th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »
 

The cooler weather is here, and in fact some of Massachusetts may have frost before the end of the week. It is almost time to turn on your heat. If you are starting to think about heating your home for the winter - HVAC tune-ups, ordering pellets, stacking wood - you may also want to think about insulating air ducts.
 
Adding insulation makes your home more energy efficient. Energy is usually wasted from your heating systems and as heat escapes from your home out of the attic. Well-maintained heating systems run more efficiently and waste less energy.

Ducts that move air to and from a forced air furnace or heat pump can waste energy. Sealing and insulating these ducts can improve the efficiency of your heating system by as much as 20%. Start with the attic and basement because these are areas where your ducts are often not insulated.

Sealing and insulating air ducts can improve their energy efficiency and keep warm air inside. Insulating your air ducts helps maintain the temperature of the air flowing through them and into your home.

Contact Custom Insulation to improve the air duct insulation in your home.


Pellet Stoves are A Better Way to Heat Your Home

Posted: September 11th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »
 

Cool nights are fast approaching, and heating your home takes energy and reliance on fossil fuels, namely oil and gas.

But there are better and less expensive ways to heat your home. With pellet stoves, you get warmth, comfort and convenience, and all of that is less expensive than traditional heat.  With a pellet stove you can heat your entire home or do zone heating.

To make wood pellets is an economical to process, and pellet stoves are efficient, making pellet stoves a more economical alternative for homeowners. By using wood pellet stoves, we can heat our homes, and become less dependent to fossil fuels and their constantly changing prices.

To heat your home with a pellet stove this winter, contact Custom Insulation.


Heat Your Worcester Home with Pellet Stoves

Posted: September 5th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »
 

We surely cannot expect another mild winter. Before the chilly nights return, add a Winslow or Montage pellet stove to your home.

Not only do the Winslow and Montage pellet stoves give you reliable heat, these pellet stove are attractive and can be customized to fit in with the décor in any home. Additionally, these pellet stoves are easy to use and service.

Lennox pellet stoves are efficient too because they are designed with the ability to allow you to set an ideal room temperature.
 
These pellet stoves have modern design. With large hoppers and beautiful lines, Lennox pellet stoves will efficiently heat your home, cut down on your heating costs, and look great.  Using these stoves is easy, convenient and giving you dependable, low-maintenance heat.

Lennox pellet stoves are powerful, with fully automatic pellet heat, contact Custom Insulation in Worcester for more information.


Gas Fireplaces Have Many Advantages Over Wood

Posted: August 30th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »
 

The temperature is dropping in the evenings here in Worcester, and it is probably time you should start talking about enhancing your fireplace and heating your home this fall and winter.

Gas fireplaces replicate the look and feel of wood fireplaces with a few major advantages.  There are no logs to cut, not logs to stack and haul.  Additionally, gas fireplaces are easy to operate, turn them on with the flick of a wall switch or remote control.
 
Did you know that gas fireplaces produce a cleaner fire with less air pollution? On top of this, they are beautiful and add ambiance and value to your home.  Gas fireplaces have the look of traditional fireplaces. And  The Montebello has a clean-face design that is smooth and elegant, reminiscent of a classic masonry fireplace.
 
For more information on the Lennox gas fireplace, contact Custom Installation.